Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. –Marianne Williamson
Generosity is freely sharing what you have with others. It is being willing to offer money, help or time when it is needed. To be generous means giving something that is valuable to you without expectation of reward or return. Many traditions measure generosity not by the size of the gift, but by what it costs the giver.
When we intentionally “live below our means” and avoid over commitment, we cultivate a sense of bounty or surplus that makes us want to share. When we give, we reap the pleasure of knowing we have made someone else’s life a little happier.
For our purposes, we use the word generosity to refer to the virtue of giving good things to others freely and abundantly.
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Adapted from: University of Notre Dame.